Unfetchable distfiles reminder
Ion-Mihai IOnut Tetcu
itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 8 14:58:39 UTC 2006
On Mon, 08 May 2006 09:27:23 -0500
Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
> Bill Fenner wrote:
> > Dear porters,
> > This is just a reminder to please periodically check the list of
> > unfetchable distfiles at http://people.freebsd.org/~fenner/portsurvey/ .
> > In particular, the list of ports with no MAINTAINER with distfile
> > problems, which currently has 203 bad ports, is
> > http://email@example.com
> Rather than a list of ports with unfectchable distfiles and no
> maintainer, this appears to be a list of every port.
> Is the link incorrect? Or am I doing something wrong?
All ports are there with the status for all MASTER_SITES (plus WWW).
The bad ones are in red.
> > Since no one is responsible for these ports, the problem won't get
> > fixed unless someone on this list takes the initiative.
> > In addition, the list of all ports with any unfetchable distfile is
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~fenner/portsurvey/bad.html
> I tackled a few of these yesterday, but all of them had maintainers. (I
> did seven, but one turned out to have already been done.) Some of them
> were pretty simple. Some I declined to do because they required
> extensive patching. Are maintainers notified when their ports don't work?
Yes :) How fast they react is an other matter :-/
> I'd rather tackle ones without a maintainer, if I can get a valid list.
/me (and jmelo) are your biggest fans for this kind of PRs, please CC
one of us on your PRs.
> If the port doesn't have a maintainer and the software is no longer
> available (I used both Google and searching around at the master site to
> try and locate where the software had moved to), what should we do?
> Mark the port as DEPRECATED and let the committers decide on an
> EXPIRATION DATE?
I'd say mark it DEPRECIATED if we have all DISTFILES on our ftp, if not
BROKEN. You can suggest an EXPIRATION DATE yourself.
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